I won't be broken by the pounding of this world machine
I've got to follow through, on a lifetime's dream
I'm choking from the tightening of this endless red tape
But I'm prepared to wait, till the day it breaks

You might slow me down a little, but it's only ever going to mean
That it takes a little longer to realise the dream
And this vision just gets stronger through adversity
But nothing on this earth will ever stop me

But we're still tearing the good things down
Still throwing it all away
I used to love this town
Not anymore, not today

We are sending the good guys out
We should be making the bad ones pay
When money's the only sound
Anyone hears today

I lost my woman to a sinner with a bigger car
You know he talked real clever, "say you don't have to stay where you are"
That's when I knew I'd lost before I'd even started to fight
But I believe in waiting till she comes home at night


When we are sending the good guys out
Why aren't we making the bad ones pay
When money's the only sound
Anyone's hearing today

And I know I didn't always think about you
I was busy taking on the world you said
If I'd only taken time out to be there for you
I wonder how a different ending might have read

Lyrics submitted by Idan

Tearing The Good Things Down song meanings
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